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Real Estate Trends Archive


CoreLogic Home Price Index Shows Decline for Fourth Straight Month

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services released its November 2010 Home Price Index (HPI) which shows that home prices in the U.S. declined for the fourth month in a row. According to the CoreLogic HPI, national home prices—including distressed sales—declined by 5.07% in ...


Rental Resurgence: Owners of Vacation Rentals Optimistic About Their Rental Business in 2011, According to New HomeAway Report

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—As leisure travel continues to rebound, owners of vacation rentals are expressing optimism about their bookings in 2011. In fact, HomeAway, Inc.—one of the world's leading online vacation rental marketplaces—finds in its latest "HomeAway Vacation Rental Marketplace Report" that eight of 10 vacation rental owners anticipate their ...


Top Ten Most Searched Real Estate Markets in 2010

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—While many real estate markets in 2010 experienced extraordinary highs and lows in response to tax credits, low interest rates and price swings, consumer interest in real estate remained consistent. Las Vegas and Los Angeles came in ...


Ambassador Agents Get Personal In Order to Forge Meaningful Relationships and Build Trust

RISMEDIA, January 11, 2011—These are interesting times we live in. Ironically, in an age where technology has made it possible to instantly connect with copious amounts of people 24/7, we are simultaneously experiencing a big deficit ...


4 Tips to Update Your Marketing Plan for 2011

RISMEDIA, January 11, 2011—It's a new year, and as such, I always advise my team to start the year by taking a look at their marketing material to determine what has worked and what hasn't. The new year is an ideal time to freshen it up and try some new ...


Facebook: The Best Lead Generation Strategy for 2011?

RISMEDIA, January 11, 2011—Did you know that over half the U.S. and Canadian populations are on Facebook? Did you further know that Facebook has passed Google as the #1 most visited website? (there’s still some debate on this one, but either way it’s really close). ...


2011 Housing Market to See Stable Pricing, Increased Mortgage Rates and Escalating Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, January 11, 2011—The federal tax credit extension, coupled with an uptick in seasonal buying, helped keep the real estate market on its tracks in the first two quarters of 2010, according to RE/MAX of New England. Single-family home sales across New England showed the affects of the tax credit ...


Energy Efficiency at Home and On the Go Can Ease Pain of Cold Weather, Advises Alliance to Save Energy

RISMEDIA, January 11, 2011—Winter's chill pervades much of the nation, and escalating gas prices are putting their own chill down the spines of U.S. consumers. But until the spring thaw arrives, simple energy-efficiency steps at home and on the road—potentially ...


The 2011 Political Arena: How Will It Impact Real Estate?

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2011—Now that the November elections are over, real estate professionals are looking to 2011 as a year that will be marked with change. With a decisive shift in Congress, the fallout for the economy, business and consumers ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Mobile Market Your Way

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2010—With the holidays and the first week of January 2011 behind us, it’s back to business as usual. As you may or may not know (if this is your first time reading) our business here at Monday Morning Mobile is Mobile! While 2010 was certainly ...


Number of Home Listings Declines More Than Five Percent in December 2010, According to ZipRealty Survey

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2011—The number of home listings within 26 major U.S. metropolitan areas slipped 5.27% in December 2010, compared to a month prior, according to a monthly report of homes listed for sale on Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in the markets surveyed by national real estate brokerage, ZipRealty. ...


Study Predicts What’s in Store for Former Real Estate Boom Towns

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2011—(MCT)—In former home-building hot spots, the housing bust has created a new kind of declining city, different from the nation's traditional rusting centers of industry that could languish for years. ...


Tips, Time Savers and Hope for the Over-Connected – Part 3

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2011—Our past two columns have given you some of today’s tools to save you time when you are networking on social sites and posting content. We’ve got two more for those of you who post content consistently and want easier ways to spread that content to your ...


Creating a Positive First Impression: Video Shows Personality While Driving Clients to Your Door

RISMEDIA, January 8, 2011—When was the last time you did business with someone you didn’t like? Now granted, sometimes we don’t have a choice—such as the checkout clerk we happen to get stuck with. But the truth is, when we ...


E-Signature: 10 Years and a Great Impact

RISMEDIA, January 8, 2011—In the 10 years since President Clinton signed the Electronic Signatures in Global National Commerce (ESIGN) Act, electronic signature and cloud computing technology has exploded into nearly every aspect of the real estate business. Here, Tom Gonser, founder and chief strategy officer of DocuSign, Inc. discusses how ...